The Beyhive are expected to swarm the Grammys 2017 as their queen Beyoncé looks set to perform at the awards. Reports also claim that the singer has submitted her critically acclaimed album Lemonade and its lead single Formation for nomination in several categories.
Following the widespread commercial and critical success of her sixth LP, Beyoncé, 35, is hotly tipped to dominate at the Los Angeles awards ceremony. According to one of the singer's top fan sites, The BeyHive Team, she has already signed on as a performer.
The fan account tweeted on 22 October: "Stay Tuned to @TheBeyHiveTeam for another BIG Beyoncé GRAMMY #EXCLUSIVE over the weekend!," before adding two days later: "EXCLUSIVE: We can confirm EXCLUSIVELY that Beyoncé has already signed on to perform at the 59th annual GRAMMYs airing February 12 on CBS!"
It is also claimed that Lemonade has been submitted for album of the year, urban contemporary album and surround sound album nominations, while Formation is put forward for record of the year, song of the year, best music video and best rap/sung collaboration.
The BeyHive Team have amassed more than 73,400 Twitter followers and are known to have correctly revealed the Lemonade title and format of the accompanying visual album, in addition to Beyoncé's cameo at the Super Bowl 2016 halftime show.
Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich is reported to have told the fan account that next year's Grammys will see her, Adele and Drake as the main contenders. In an unsourced interview, Ehrlich is quoted: "There's no question this year is going to be about Adele and Beyoncé and Drake. I think there is some really interesting new blood, and I'm looking at ways of putting them on the show."
Beyoncé's Lemonade took the music industry by storm following its release in April. The album's main theme centres on marriage, relationships and infidelity, and was widely taken to mean Jay Z had cheated on his wife.
It reached number one in the UK and on the US Billboard 200 chart and has sold in excess of 1.6 million copies worldwide to date. The album was supported by the sold-out Formation stadium tour, which included 49 shows around the world and reportedly grossed more than $256m (£210m) in ticket sales.
The Grammys 2017 nominations are set to be announced on 8 December while the ceremony will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on 12 February.